Lasting tooth replacement for Pembroke Pines, FL patients
With missing teeth, oral function – enjoyment in eating, clear speaking, and even respiration – can suffer. Gaps in your smile also affect what others think about you and how you see yourself. Dental implants become part of your body, for tooth replacement that can last a lifetime. The entire procedure can be completed on site, at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, FL.
Dental implants at Pines Dental Associates explained by Dr. Milton Ruiz
What is a dental implant?
Hi, this is Dr. Milton Ruiz from Pines Dental, and today I will speak to you about dental implants. Dental implants is a procedure used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Usually, we will place a screw-type structure into your gums, which will be used to support a crown, a denture, or some other restoration.
How is the dental implant procedure performed?
The first part of the procedure is placing the dental implant into the gum. Then we will allow the tissue to heal around it. A few months later, we will place the permanent restoration.
It is a painless procedure, and you will be numb while we do it. The initial part of the procedure takes about an hour, after which we will place the final restoration four months later.
Local dental implants: A lasting solution for missing teeth
Teeth have roots that anchor them to jawbone, providing stability for chewing. A dental implant replicates this function. The small screw-shaped device is made of biocompatible titanium alloy or dental ceramic. Over time, bone integrates with the implant, mimicking a tooth root. The implant is then finished with a porcelain crown or other restoration.
With good oral habits and regular dental checkups, an implant can last as long as your own teeth. If the restoration is ever dislodged or damaged, it is easily replaced without disrupting the implant.
A single missing tooth may be replaced, or multiple teeth at various locations in the mouth. Implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge, or to stabilize a full denture.